Ms. Conn's Online English Resources
Information Technology High School"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled"
(Plutarch, Greek writer/historian, c. 46 – 120 CE). May all of our minds ignite during this 2014-2015 school year!
New York City Department of Education
Ms. Conn's Contact Email: email@example.com
I am a full-time English teacher at ITHS.
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CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK: FALL, 2014-WINTER, 2015
FRESHMAN ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS
JUNIOR ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou (rest in peace, April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014),
REACH FOR THE STARS THIS SCHOOL YEAR!
"Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well." -Henry David Thoreau
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." ~Chinese Proverb
Fall/Winter Semester, 2014-2015: Course Syllabi (Course Descriptions and Grading Policies)
FRESHMAN ENGLISH SYLLABUS
JUNIOR ENGLISH SYLLABUS
Research and Successful Writing:
Ms. Conn's Writing Standards
Sample College Paper (MLA style)
Writing a College Paper--guidelines provided by Dartmouth College
College Writing: A University of Chicago Writing Resource Center
MLA Formatting and Style Guide, sponsored by Purdue University
Writing the College Paper (tips from College Board)
How To Write an A+
NYC School Libraries Online
The New York
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College Application Calendar
Common Application for College Admission
College Application FAQ
The College Search (resources by College Board)
Making Senior Year in High School Count
Sample College Application Essays
AP ENGLISH LITERATURE:
"Bust These Common AP English Blunders" by U.S. News & World Report
AP English Teacher's Website from Nova High School (my alma mater)
Web English Teacher Resources for AP English Literature
Magic Johnson Scholarship (deadline: first Friday in February)
List of a wide variety of college scholarships
Hispanic College Fund, which offers a great deal of scholarships.
HERE'S A NEW SCHOLARSHIP JUST FOR NYC STUDENTS AND BIG PRIZE $$ (Deadline: Feb. 15): Random House Creative Writing Contest for NYC Seniors!
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY:
Today's Quote of the Day. Use this site to think deeply about your own life. It's also a great site to help prepare for the Critical Lens Essay (an essay on the ELA Regents).
Today's Word of the Day. Be sure to use this site for ROOTS.
Misspelled Word of the
Elements and Techniques (courtesy of Mr. Nellen)
Today in Literature
On This Day
Mr. Nellen's CyberEnglish page
Test Prep: ENGLISH REGENTS and THE SAT
English Regents Exam Strategies for Teachers and Students
English Regents Exam Prep Center
*Challenging questions on reading passages will often ask main
specific details, author's purpose, author's tone, mood, setting, major
events of the plot, inference, narrator's point of view, character traits,
use of vocabulary, the cause and effect of events in the reading, and
comparison/contrast to other literature.
Ms. Conn's SAT VOCABULARY LISTS
MORE SAT VOCABULARY--a very useful site with countless vocabulary words and ready-made flashcards! *Thank you to Albert Leung for finding this great resource.
critical reading questions
SAT Tip of the
Etymology: Origins and History of Words
EVEN MORE SAT Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary and Hip-Hop
Seven Habits of Proficient
1. Making Connections
2. Visualizing (creating mental images)
4. Determining Importance
5. Summarizing and Synthesizing
6. Making Inferences
7. Monitoring for Meaning
Spring 2014 Semester: AP Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2013 Semester: AP Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2013 Semester: AP Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores
Fall 2012 Semester: AP Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores
Spring 2012 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2011 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2011 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2010 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2010 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2009 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2009 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2008 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2008 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2007 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2007 Semester: Seniors and Freshmen
Fall 2006 Semester: Seniors
2005-06 School Year: Freshmen and Sophomores
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